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What are the effects of long term use of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

What are the effects of long term use of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a narcotic, the effects are the same as any other narcotic depending on the dosage, duration, purpose. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Is long term use of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) safe?

Is long term use of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) safe?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) safety: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is essentially hydrocodone with Acetaminophen (tylenol).

Yes, it is safe for long-term use, but the adverse aspect of this is narcotic tolerance, and a need for higher doses.

So the safest thing to do is to use this medication for the shortest duration tolerable. ...Read more

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Is long-term oxycodone (opana) use safer than long-term vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) use, since the former contains no acetaminophen which harms the liver?

Is long-term oxycodone (opana) use safer than long-term vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) use, since the former contains no acetaminophen which harms the liver?

Possibly: Most medications are processed through your liver. Normally, a healthy liver will easily process and eliminate acetaminophen. However, if the liver is abnormal or exposed to excess amounts of acetaminophen, then severe harm could result. Remember that all opioids (opana, vicodin, etc) must be taken carefully under your physician's guidance. ...Read more

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I was on Norco 5's and would like to donate plasma. How long is it detectable in your blood?

I was on Norco 5's and would like to donate plasma. How long is it detectable in your blood?

Disclose to Blood: Bank. Blood Bank will not test your plasma for Norco, but you should tell them about all the medications you are taking. Why are you taking Norco is just as important as taking the medication. To reiterate, disclose all of your health issues to the blood bank. ...Read more

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Took 2 fioricet for headache. How long do I have to wait before taking norco for kidney stone pain?

Took 2 fioricet for headache. How long do I have to wait before taking norco for kidney stone pain?

Meds: The fioricet doesn't appear to contain a narcotic. A 4-6 hour interval to take your hydrocodone should be fine. The medicines may both cause drowsiness so stay at home. All the best. ...Read more

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75mg Lyrica (pregabalin) and 20mg baclofen for peripheral neuropathy. How long after can I take 5/325 norco for pain??

75mg Lyrica (pregabalin) and 20mg baclofen for peripheral neuropathy. How long after can I take 5/325 norco for pain??

See details: Avoid taking narcotics at all if possible. The addiction risks increase the longer you take it. Instead, increase the Lyrica (pregabalin) dose. I am not sure Baclifen has all that much benefit. Finally, identify and treat the cause of the neuropathy. ...Read more

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How long should I be off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) before having a baby?

How long should I be off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) before having a baby?

Depends: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) has a short half life. It is not detectable in the urine ~4-5 days after the last use. I understand that you are trying to get off of it before conceiving a baby. You have to keep in mind that it will not be an easy quit as going off it can cause withdrawal and it may be a real problem to deal with, so if you plan to have a baby, I suggest you get off Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) way before you conceive. ...Read more

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How long to wait between taking tramadol 50mg and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5/250?

How long to wait between taking tramadol 50mg and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5/250?

Low risk: Tramadol and hydrocodone are class iii narcotics that are moderate potency. They are safe to take together if effective pain control is not reached with either of therm alone and they do not cause untoward side effects such as drowsiness or dizziness. Generally the two narcotics are prescribed separately and are taken every four to six hours as needed for pain. ...Read more

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What are some tried and true ways to get off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and how long will the withdrawal symptoms last?

Withdrawl: The best way to get off narcotics short term is to taper or reduce dose slowly over days.
The larger the dose and the longer the time taking it will make withdrawal a more difficult task. You may require professional help and treatment of side effects through the weaning process. ...Read more

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If I was. Allergic to a pill how long after taking it would I know I took norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but I've took vicidion and lortab before what's the chance of allergy?

Minutes to hours: If you are allergic to a drug, the reaction usually occurs within minutes and 2 hours. However if the reaction is a rash, it may take several days. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is not a highly allergenic drug although you may get side effects from the opiate it contains. ...Read more

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How fast does a tolerance to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 develop? Messed up my back at and tried alternative pain control. But no longer cant. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) not helping.

How fast does a tolerance to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 develop? Messed up my back at and tried alternative pain control. But no longer cant. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) not helping.

"messed up"?: If you back condition is due to trauma it should improve relatively quickly or needs specific delineation. You also mention another pain condition (migraine), and maybe a third (dry socket); so, your pain biology may be at issue. If so, then your path with opiates may be problematic and you should not continue to take more unless you look carefully at your addictcion potential. ...Read more

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What can I do for chronic back. Pain my norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is no longer effective?

Talk to Pain Doctor: There are a variety of methods that can be used to treat your pain. Talking to a pain doctor can help you figure out what is best for you. ...Read more

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How long will norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or vicodin show up on a silvia drug screen my doctors will preform?

About 24 hours.: Hydrocodone, the active ingredient in both Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and vicodin, has a relatively short half life, about 4 hours. This means that regardless of the amount of drug in your system, half of it will be eliminated in the period of the half-life. To be safe, one should allow at least four to five half-lives to pass after ingestion of the drug. 4 to 5 x 4 hours = 16-20 hours. Www. Opiatecure. Com. ...Read more

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What does norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) hydrocodone do if taken for long period of time?

What does norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) hydrocodone do if taken for long period of time?

Tolerance: Over time you will likely develop tolerance. Chronic daily use of Acetaminophen (a component of norco) in high doses is not good for the kidneys. ...Read more

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What will norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (hydrocodone) do if taken for long period of time?

What will norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (hydrocodone) do if taken for long period of time?

Several things: The longer you take opioids there is a greater chance to develop a condition called hyperalgesia. You can also develop hormone imbalances and osteoporosis. The Acetaminophen in it can cause some liver problems over time as well. There always a risk for abuse and addiction. Discuss these risks with your physician. ...Read more

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How long will six percocet 5 stay in your urine, and two Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) fives?

In theory, ~1 day...: We estimate how long it takes body to get rid of drug at 5 half-lives. Half-life is time it takes for drug level to drop by 50%. So after 5 half-lives, you're down to 3.125% if I did my math correctly, which is essentially out of system. Oxycodone stays in body 3-4.5hrs depending upon reference (http://www. Rxlist. Com/oxycontin-drug/clinical-pharmacology. Htm). Metabolism is affected by many variabl ...Read more

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I just had lateral ligament reconstruction in my ankle and I was wondering how long I should be taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Ankle surgery: Ankle surgery is a pretty extensive surgery. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a strong narcotic and should only be taken as needed for severe pain. It can cause addiction and constipation. After 2 weeks of the surgery, your pain level should have dropped by quite a bit, maybe a 5 or 6 level out of 10. Ask your surgeon to prescribe maybe toradol or ibufrofen. These can be taken for moderate pain, less side effects. ...Read more

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Just had emergency appendix surgery. It had blockage. How long does it take to heal with scope. He gave norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 7mg 1-2 tabs can I take 2 at same time.

Just had emergency appendix surgery. It had blockage. How long does it take to heal with scope. He gave norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 7mg 1-2 tabs can I take 2 at same time.

Give it time.: Emergent surgery is especially rapid, necessarily, so healing can take longer than you may expect. And, no, you really should not take more than 10mg Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) at once. Two of those pills at the same time would be too much. ...Read more

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I use butrans patch for pain and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 for breakthrough. How long after taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can I have an alcoholic beverage? I normally don't drink

I use butrans patch for pain and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 for breakthrough. How long after taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can I have an alcoholic beverage? I normally don't drink

You should be asking: The doctor who is prescribing all of this. If you are talking one alcoholic beverage (standard drink 12 oz beer, 5 oz ordinary wine, 1 1/2 oz distilled spirits), it would not likely be an issue, although any amount of alcohol may increase the risks of tylenol (acetaminophen) if you are taking larger doses on a regular basis (2 grams per day or more- approx 6 norcos). If larger doses of alcohol, then not ok. ...Read more

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How long to wait to drink alcohol after norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

How long to wait to drink alcohol after norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Most narcotic from a single dose of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is eliminated in 20-30 hours. I would be very cautious with alcohol consumption before 20-30 hours as both alcohol and narcotics are CNS depressants. ...Read more

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How long after taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) do I have to wait before I drink alcohol?

How long after taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) do I have to wait before I drink alcohol?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) alcohol: If you still use Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) then you should not consume alcohol. If you have discontinued Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) I usually suggest 24 hrs. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I was on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5/325 for back pain. I finished the meds. How long should I wait to safely consume alcoholic beverages?

40 hours: Hydrocodone has 8 hour half life and 5 times the 1/2 life to clear your system. This also depends on whether or not you have liver disease which would prolong how long it hangs around and also whether norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or alcohol will cause further problems. Also if taking some other drugs like ketoconazole the levels of the norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) could go higher and last longer. ...Read more

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Broken & dislocated ankle & torn ligaments. Had surgery, no weight for 8 wks. On wk 7. Taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5mg/325 2-3x daily. Normal? How long can I take?

Broken & dislocated ankle & torn ligaments. Had surgery, no weight for 8 wks. On wk 7. Taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5mg/325 2-3x daily. Normal? How long can I take?

This could be needed: This is a serious injury. My advice is to follow the directions of your surgeon. He/she knows the extent of damage and the progress that is being made. You will benefit from physical therapy when released to do so. Long term there can be moderate to significant arthritis depending on the amount of damage and alignment to the joint. Be careful with the narcotics. Talk to your doctor about you pain. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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